Iona Rumors & News

  • Iona Announces Contract Extension For Head Basketball Coach Tim Cluess

    Hoop Dirt "Iona College has announced a contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Tim Cluess through the 2020-21 season. “Coach Cluess continues to be the right man for Iona basketball,” said Iona College President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre. “We are proud to have him as the leader of our program in this..." March 23

  • Iona 79, Monmouth 76

    The Sports Xchange "Deyshonee Much's three-point play in the final minute helped Iona punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. The second-seeded Gaels held off top-seeded Monmouth 79-76 Monday in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament final at Albany, N.Y. Iona (22-10) is headed to the NCAAs..." March 07

  • Jordan Washington suspended 2 games for slapping Hawks player

    ESPN "Iona junior forward Jordan Washington has been suspended two games as a result of his involvement in Friday's unsportsmanlike incident against Monmouth, the team announced Saturday. He will not play Sunday at Rider and will also miss Friday's home game against Saint Peter's. "We hold our..." January 18

  • Jordan Washington slaps Chris Brady in Iona-Monmouth fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Jordan Washington will likely be facing discipline from the MAAC for slapping Chris Brady during a fight between Iona and Monmouth players after their game Friday night. Monmouth knocked off Iona 110-102, and things got heated following the contest. Players from both sides mixed it up, and..." January 16

  • Iona coach trashes Monmouth bench mob

    The Score "There's at least one person in the country who doesn't love the Monmouth bench, and that's Iona coach Tim Cluess. The Hawks' bench has become famous for elaborate celebrations this season, and while the majority of the college basketball world loves their routines, Cluess trashed them Friday..." January 15

  • Report: 7-foot Providence transfer Paschal Chukwu visiting Michigan State Monday

    Michigan Live "For the second time in less than a week, Michigan State is expected to have a highly sought-after visitor on campus. Paschal Chukwu, a 7-foot-2 center transferring from Providence, is planning to visit the Spartans on Monday, according to a report from CBS Sports. has also reported today..." June 23

  • Iona extends hoops coach Tim Cluess

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Extended success is a good recipe for getting an extension. Tim Cluess has re-upped with Iona College through the 2019-20 season, the school announced Thursday. The Gaels have made a postseason appearance every year since Cluess took over the program, including NCAA Tournament bids in 2012..." March 27

  • Missouri transfer Cameron Biedscheid commits to Iona

    CBS Sports "Missouri transfer and former Notre Dame guard Cameron Biedscheid has committed to Iona, sources told He will have 2 1/2 years of eligibility remaining. The Gaels are expected to file a hardship waiver with the NCAA with the hopes that Biedscheid will be eligible for the second..." November 27

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Manhattan 71, Iona 68

    ProSportsDaily "George Beamon collected 16 points and eight rebounds as the Jaspers knocked off the Gaels to win the MAAC title game in Springfield, Mass. and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Rhamel Brown added 15 points for No. 2 seed Manhattan (25-7), which will be returning to the Big Dance for..." March 11

  • Manhattan swats Iona, locks up first NCAA berth since ’04

    New York Post "The Bronx is back in the Big Dance. New York’s best basketball rivalry added another epic chapter to its continuing string of instant classics, with No. 2 Manhattan rewriting last year’s script and avenging its title game loss to Iona with a 71-68 victory over the top seed in Monday night’s..." March 11

  • Iona Announces Contract Extension For Tim Cluess "Iona College is pleased to announce a contract extension for men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess through the 2018-19 season. "I believe in Tim Cluess and continue to be impressed by all he has been able to achieve with his talented team and staff," said Iona College President Dr. Joseph E...." March 07

  • SJU 1st, Stony Brook 3rd in hoops poll

    Newsday "If this week’s poll looks identical to last week’s, there’s a good reason to think that. Manhattan changed places with Quinnipiac and St. Francis swapped positions with Columbia. The rest of the teams all remained the same. 1. St. John’s (19-11) 2. Iona (20-9) 3. Stony Brook (21-9) 4...." March 04

  • Local college rankings: Iona passes St. John’s for top spot

    New York Post "Two straight losses may have knocked St. John’s from the top spot, but Iona’s 11 consecutive wins more than validate its ascension. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. Iona (2) Record: 19-8, 16-2 Up next: Friday (7 p.m.) at Manhattan After two straight NCAA Tournament..." February 28

  • Surprising sophomore guard leading first-place Gaels

    New York Post "Iona’s leading scorer was a mystery when this season began. Sure, A.J. English performed well in limited duty as a freshman before going down with a severe wrist injury, but he had started that season slowly. “We really didn’t know what to expect from A.J., whether he would be that kid who..." February 28

  • Iona-Rider MBB Tip Off Time Moved To 3 PM Sunday "The tip off time for the Iona College men's basketball team's contest vs. Rider on Sunday (Mar. 2) has been moved to 3:00 pm to accommodate the Gaels' senior day presentation prior to the game. Rider and Iona square off in the second half of a doubleheader with Iona's women's squad which takes..." February 26

  • Mike Poole has become a leader for Iona hoops

    The Journal News "The basketballs flew straight at the players — heads, legs, whatever. They were being thrown by the head coach at his own guys in practice, right there on the video. “I wasn’t one of the guys that was in that fiasco,” Mike Poole said. “I was watching from the side. It wasn’t as bad as it..." February 24

  • Iona Escapes Rider With 10th Straight Win "The Iona College men's basketball team withstood a late charge by Rider to win its 10th straight game in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at Alumni Gymnasium. The Gaels (18-8, 15-2 MAAC) saw a 13-point advantage with just over three minutes to play evaporate to a single point with 14..." February 22

  • Red Storm still No. 1 in Metro Poll

    Newsday "St. John’s is still on top in the poll after crushing Georgetown and edging Seton Hall last week. Iona maintained its hold on the second spot after wins over St. Peter’s and Monmouth last week and Stony Brook remains at No. 3 after a solid win over UMass-Lowell. Quinnipiac made a huge jump,..." February 20

  • Local college rankings: St. John’s and Iona neck and neck

    New York Post "The St. John’s-Iona tug of war continues. Though the Gaels are making an impressive run through the MAAC, having won eight straight games, the Red Storm will retain the top spot until their incredible stretch concludes. (Last week’s rankings in parentheses) 1. St. John’s (1) Record: 16-9,..." February 14

  • More Late Heroics Lift Iona To Win vs Saint Peter's "Sophomore A.J. English came through in the final moments for the second time in three games, hitting a game-winning three-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in the contest to propel the Iona College men's basketball team to a 62-59 win over Saint Peter's in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at..." February 13

  • David Laury Named MAAC MBB Player of the Week "Iona College men's basketball junior David Laury was named MAAC Player of the Week for his performance in the Gaels thrilling 85-73 win over preseason favorite Manhattan Friday night. Laury becomes the fourth different Gael to earn a MAAC weekly award this season. Laury scored 21 points and..." February 04

  • Iona To Retire Richie Guerin's No. 14 Friday "The Iona College department of athletics will honor the legacy of Richie Guerin '54 during its men's basketball contest vs. Manhattan on Jan. 31 at the Hynes Center. The Gaels will retire Guerin's No. 14, the first ever in school history. A reception for Guerin in the Burke Lounge of Spellman..." January 31

  • Manhattan Takes on Iona Friday Night on ESPNU "RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Manhattan comes off a 1-1 weekend at home against two other teams that have been in the top half of the league standings for most of the season. The Jaspers defeated Rider 67-51 on Friday night in front of a lively crowd on ESPNU, then suffered a 90-86 overtime loss at the hands..." January 31

  • Iona Victorious Over Quinnipiac 95-73 "The Iona College men's basketball team earned a 95-73 win and avenged an earlier season loss to Quinnipiac in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Hynes Center. Seniors Sean Armand and Tre Bowman and sophomore A.J. English each had 20 or more points as the Gaels (10-8, 7-2 MAAC) never..." January 25

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